MCI permits one-time NEET exemption for these desirous to pursue MBBS overseas

Balwant Garg
Tribune News Service
Faridkot, September 7

Medical council of India has allowed a one-time exemption from National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to all college students who intend to pursue MBBS programs in overseas universities. 

The MCI has conveyed that in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, all such college students needn’t take NEET, scheduled for September 13. However, these candidates must seem and qualify the exams both in 2020 or in 2021, the MCI clarified in a public discover.

This exemption is a one-time measure for candidates in view of COVID-19 Pandemic and it’s incumbent upon them to qualify NEET-UG in 2020-21.

“If a candidate failed to clear the test, his/her decision to continue his Foreign Medical Courses thereafter shall be at his own risk, as he shall not be entitled to appear for the MCI Screening Test or FMGE exam and thereby would not be entitled to grant of provisional/Permanent Registration by the State Medical Councils,” mentioned Dr RK Vats, secretary-general, Board of Governors in Suppression of MCI.

In February 2018, the MCI had made it necessary to move NEET to acquire an eligibility certificates to pursue MBBS course in overseas medical schools. A lot of college students apply for MBBS programs in China, Russia and different international locations annually.

However, as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, NEET-2020 was postponed thrice. Many aspiring college students who want to go overseas for MBBS need the authorities to grant them an eligibility certificates with out the prerequisite NEET qualification. 

Students have knocked the door of High Courts to hunt the exemption from NEET this time for his or her medical course in overseas international locations as they had been unable to take admission in overseas international locations as a result of delay in conducting of the NEET.


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